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2014-04-15 08:31:21

OAKLAND, N.J., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Collagen Matrix, Inc. announced today that it has received FDA's 510(k) clearance of its Flexible Collagen Nerve Conduit for management of peripheral nerve injuries at nerve ends in the foot to reduce the formation of painful neuroma. This is the first and only nerve conduit to receive FDA clearance for treatment of neuroma formation at nerve ends. The product will be able to help patients suffering from pain as a result of conditions...

2013-08-13 11:37:42

The conventional method for repair of peripheral nerve injury is autogenous nerve grafting, but sources of autogenous nerve are limited. Furthermore, neurological deficits in the donor site and painful neuroma can occur following surgery. The use of allogeneic nerve grafts is limited because of host immune rejection. As reported, tensile stress and tensile strain directly affect the quality of nerve regeneration after bridging nerve defects by poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) conduit...

2013-04-03 23:00:15

AxoGen´s Avance® Nerve Graft technology to be discussed in educational session on peripheral nerve allograft Alachua, FL (PRWEB) April 03, 2013 AxoGen, Inc. (OTCBB: AXGN), a leading regenerative medicine company focused on the commercialization of proprietary products and technologies for peripheral nerve reconstruction and regeneration, announced today that it will be participating in the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) 2013 Spring Meeting, April 6-9 in Tucson,...

2012-10-15 16:35:50

Companionship has the potential to reduce pain linked to nerve damage, according to a new study. Mice that were paired with a cage-mate showed lower pain responses and fewer signs of inflammation in their nervous system after undergoing surgery that affected their nerves than did isolated mice, suggesting that the social contact had both behavioral and physiological influences. The social contact lowered the pain response and signs of inflammation even in animals that had experienced...

Immune System Can Accelerate Regeneration Of Peripheral Nerves
2012-10-02 13:19:21

Finding the 'master knob to turn on nerve repair' Modulating immune response to injury could accelerate the regeneration of severed peripheral nerves, a new study in an animal model has found. By altering activity of the macrophage cells that respond to injuries, researchers dramatically increased the rate at which nerve processes regrew. Influencing the macrophages immediately after injury may affect the whole cascade of biochemical events that occurs after nerve damage, potentially...

2012-04-02 10:04:42

A new animal model of nerve injury has brought to light a critical role of an enzyme called Nmnat in nerve fiber maintenance and neuroprotection. Understanding biological pathways involved in maintaining healthy nerves and clearing away damaged ones may offer scientists targets for drugs to mitigate neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's and Parkinson's, as well as aid in situations of acute nerve damage, such as spinal cord injury. University of Pennsylvanian biologists developed...

2012-02-03 19:00:59

Team apply new procedure to rapidly induce nerve regeneration in mammals American scientists believe a new procedure to repair severed nerves could result in patients recovering in days or weeks, rather than months or years. The team used a cellular mechanism similar to that used by many invertebrates to repair damage to nerve axons. Their results are published today in the Journal of Neuroscience Research. "We have developed a procedure which can repair severed nerves within minutes so...

2006-02-16 12:15:22

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Scientists in the UK, searching for the cause behind ongoing spontaneous pain, have found evidence that it's the undamaged nerve fibers that cause the pain, not those that are damaged by injury or disease. Ongoing pain is characterized by a burning or sharp stabbing or shooting pain that can occur spontaneously after nerve injury. Unlike "evoked" pain caused, for example, by hitting your thumb with a hammer, ongoing pain frequently reduces quality of life...

2006-02-15 15:15:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The findings from a new study lend support to the hypothesis that the so-called "complex regional pain syndrome" is a bona fide neurologic disorder caused by persistent nerve injury affecting small fibers that can feel pain. Complex regional pain syndrome involves post-traumatic limb pain and other disturbances that continue even though the inciting injury seems to have healed. The cause of the symptoms is unknown and because there are few objective findings,...


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